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Old 3rd May 2010, 02:42   #2296
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Can someone give the sales % of figo. Petrol vs Diesel.
I expect it to be somewhere around 25:75.

Someone with actual figures??
Out of 7210 figos delivered in March 2010, 35% were petrol figos

petrol LXi-168
Exi-408
Zxi-876
Titanium-1097

Diesel
Lxi-221
Exi-1533
Zxi-2039
Titanium- 868.

April month sales- 7510 figos
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Old 3rd May 2010, 11:19   #2297
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Thanks Gemi for the inputs. I really feel that its difficult to drive just looking at what the rpm counter says. Rather I stick to the basics of shifting up early and not straining the engine in any gears. One thing I noticed for sure was that the engine is at its refined best in 5th between 1750 rpm and 2000 rpm which also translates to a speed of 50 to 80 kms per hour. You dont need 3000 rpm unless you are overtaking or flooring the throttle. The literature which are coming in confirms that the tdci motor in Figo is not in the same state of tune as that of the Fiesta or Ikons.( I mean FE figures being less )

My runs have been 30% urban, 50% semi urban and 20% highway. In Kerala you encounter more of semi urban conditions than pure highway. My car came shod with MRFs. Most of the tires are now silica based which the manufactures claim as new gen tires. The Apollo acceleres are also silica based as is Michellins and other foreign brands. Again the point I stress is that we needn't be overly cautious about them being bad or good.
Absolutely. I have the same habit of shifting gears based on pulling and engine comfortness rather looking into RPM's which I shared in this or gemi's ownership thread. Once the engine is comfortable for the next gear I feel it is the time to upshift rather waiting for more RPM. RPM based driving will help you in have the car in power band always and may result in lesser FEs'.
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Anyone saw the Polo Diesel ad today. He's claiming 22kmpl. Thats around the Ritz Diesel figure.

But if you add the Capital cost of the car with the running cost, then the Figo has spectacular mileage.
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Absolutely. I have the same habit of shifting gears based on pulling and engine comfortness rather looking into RPM's which I shared in this or gemi's ownership thread. Once the engine is comfortable for the next gear I feel it is the time to upshift rather waiting for more RPM. RPM based driving will help you in have the car in power band always and may result in lesser FEs'.
To add to RGK
Shifting RPM should instinctively vary depending on Load, Traffic, Gradient, Road Surface regardless of Petrol or Diesel.

@Brix: Polo is a brilliant car, and the only thing sour about it is the 3 cylinder noisy motor. The un-refinement of the engine does not match the rest of the car.

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The pics of the white Figo by rejoycjohn made it look like a far better looking car than in most pics. The right kind of sun film will only add to that look.

Booked my White, EXI, Petrol in Fortune Ford, Hyderabad on April 7th. Still no word about delivery.

Folks, Any idea about how long delivery is taking as the EI would only come with a black dash.
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The pics posted of the white Figo by Rejoy makes the car look better than in most other pics. The right sun film will only add to the look.

Folks. Any idea about Figo's waiting time. I paid the advance on April 7 in F'tune, Hyd for a while, petrol, EXI. It only comes in black dash.
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April month sales- 7510 figos
That's the total no. of cars including Figos, Fiestas, Ikons and Endys. Figo is probably about 5K. It will increase only after the second shift starts.
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Did a lot of searching in Bangalore to get this . Infact we were looking for a simpler alloy in the classic silver colour.

Alloys with the related accessories cost 21 K for a set of 4 . We exchanged the stock tyres and got 195/55 R15 Yokohama S drive ..
@rejoycjohn: The car looks the coolest and the shot from the back makes it look a pure European. What make are the Alloys and is the Clearance Enough to handle the Upsize?
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[quote=rejoycjohn;1865448]@deevilslair ,


We did the alloys as aftermarket , had to search a lot in Blore to get one as the PCD 108 ( 15" ) is rare and those ones which are there were not of our taste.


Did a lot of searching in Bangalore to get this . Infact we were looking for a simpler alloy in the classic silver colour.

Alloys with the related accessories cost 21 K for a set of 4 . We exchanged the stock tyres and got 195/55 R15 Yokohama S drive .


@rejoy; 15" wheels on figo will affect the ride quality rite ? How do you find the ride and the turning radius ?
Also with 15" every time you hit a pothole the tyre might hit the sidewalls.. whats your take on that ??
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Old 3rd May 2010, 16:07   #2305
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Check out Figo's cousin brother from Brazil ,
Ford - Viva o Novo

Few Questions:
  1. Which has the better front end? Figo or Fiesta Brazil?
  2. Why two different models for Brazil and India which seem to be derived from the same parent?
  3. The rear windows are powered. But do they come all the way down?
Note: There's also a sedan/notchback Fiesta.
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Check out Figo's cousin brother from Brazil ,
Ford - Viva o Novo

Few Questions:
  1. Which has the better front end? Figo or Fiesta Brazil?
  2. Why two different models for Brazil and India which seem to be derived from the same parent?
  3. The rear windows are powered. But do they come all the way down?
Note: There's also a sedan/notchback Fiesta.
Nice find. Looks more like the Fiesta MK-V, from the back.
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  1. I would prefer the local one, but I like the Double Barrel headlamp here.
  2. Cost could be a major reason. Brazil also has Ford Eco-Sport, a larger Fusion with 4WD.
  3. The rear windows do not come down fully in the Fusion and Figo and last gen Fiesta. Chances are, it wont come down fully in this as well.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...1&d=1272887927
Surprisingly it does not get the European Spec Headlamp switch and actually has a stalk mounted lever for everything.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...1&d=1272887927
Very sporty dials. Definitely looks richer than the Figo.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...1&d=1272887927
The Key Fob is better on the Figo I guess with everything integrated into one.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...1&d=1272887927
The dials look more complete that on the Figo. Note that the speedo is marked only till 200kmph. It also has a temperature readout.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...1&d=1272887927
It probably has the same ICE unit.

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The interiors are definitely a lot better than the Gigo.
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The List from Metro Ford Banglore


Front Fog Lamp Kit - 4500 (note the specific mention of "Front")

14" Alloy wheel kit 9 Spoke Silver - 15500
14" Alloy wheel kit 8 spoke silver - 15000


Figo Titanium Pack - 16000 (feels like a good deal)
- Mud Flap Kit
- carpet Floor Mats - black and coral red
- Antislip Boot Mat
- Fog Lamp Kit
- 14" Alloy wheel kit - Premium Silver (no idea weather its the 9 spoke or 8 spoke one)

Hope this helps.

My dealer at Mangalore(Cauvery Ford) is quoting 18000 for the 8 spoke alloys and 4350 for the fog lamps. When asked about the titanium pack, he said that is only for demo cars.
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Beautifully designed mini SUV Huh !!

Guys whats the difference you feel b/w the Brazillian Figo and Indian Figo here?
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Seeing the pictures, the brazilian figo has more additional features than Indian counterpart. It is pity that still India is rated low among the developing countries..
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